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    Glidecam HD-Pro vs DGS

    I've been thinking of getting a Glidecam in replacement of an electronic gimbal.
    Not 100% sure yet if this is what I want, but considering it heavily.

    The two im interested in seem very similar,...
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    Awesome! Thanks Im going to compare it to the...

    Awesome! Thanks
    Im going to compare it to the work Ive been shooting, see how many minutes/hours I typically shoot in a days worth and see how much it equates to.
    But sounds like ill be needing...
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    BMPCC4K Data Space

    Just wondering, when I shoot on my other smaller camera all day, I take up about 50Gb of memory when shooting 4K. I go through one full card for a full days shoot.

    But if I were to shoot on the...
  4. Sticky: So how do I know what's a good rate? Which is...

    So how do I know what's a good rate?
    Which is acceptable for fast motion and what is the max that would be considered acceptable?
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    I'm using Canon lenses with speed booster &...

    I'm using Canon lenses with speed booster & regular adapters for the Sony
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    Ah, that's an interesting list. Thanks And...

    Ah, that's an interesting list. Thanks

    And yeah, when not handheld or moving fast, it's perfectly fine. But I've been trying to do a lot more handheld work and it's killing my shots
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    Camera with less Jello

    I have the Sony a6500 and that's what I use for video for smaller projects.
    But this camera seems to have a lot of that jello effect. And shooting handheld on it isn't easy. I have the camera rigged...
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    Now, I'm wondering, would the Nikon or the Canon...

    Now, I'm wondering, would the Nikon or the Canon Mount be better?
    This will be mounted onto a Sony E Mount & RED (but more rarely)
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    Tried it, and it was not good. f/4 is way too...

    Tried it, and it was not good. f/4 is way too dark. I need 2.8 or faster for all of my work, incl. festival shooting :)
    Which is why Im looking for a FF lens and considering a speed booster.

    Do I...
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    Awesome, thanks guys. I looked up on the...

    Awesome, thanks guys.
    I looked up on the metabones site for info on these lenses but didn't see much.

    @Samuel H, unfortunately that 18-35 range isn't enough for me.
    I often shoot around 24-50mm....
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    How are these lenses w/speed boosters?

    For my smaller camera setup (APS-C / Super35 sensor), I've been using a set of primes since day one.
    Now I'm being put in situations where I need a fast zoom lens (Mainly for festivals/events)
    ...
  12. Other than rental houses..

    Other than rental houses..
  13. How often do people rent cameras privately

    How often do people rent cameras (such as Reds) privately or from a small business?
    Just curious to know if that's something worth diving into and renting locally in Toronto.

    Not sure how often...
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    Give or take $1000 depending on the model you...

    Give or take $1000 depending on the model you get.
    I'm looking at the 100mm bowl
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    Anamorphic Lenses - Focal Lengths

    So, I am just wondering what the 'perfect' focal length would be for anamorphic lenses.
    Looking at renting out a set of the Orion Atlas lenses, but wondering how it differs from the spherical...
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    Interesting. I personally was not able to make...

    Interesting.

    I personally was not able to make the purchase. Even though it was confirmed, my bank account was charged, PayPal said they received it, Adorama still claimed to not receive the...
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    Problems with Adorama purchasing

    Anyone else have problems with making a purchase through Adorama?

    Geez.
    Last week I tried making a purchase with my Credit Card online, declined over and over.
    My bank says there is nothing...
  18. Would a lightmeter without lux/fc readings be any...

    Would a lightmeter without lux/fc readings be any useful?
    I have the Sekonic 758D, but after reading everything here, sounds like having a lux reading is necessary.

    For the lights that I own/will...
  19. My lightmeter doesnt have lux or fc. Would I need...

    My lightmeter doesnt have lux or fc. Would I need it? I have the L758 but its not the cine version.
    But still need to understand how I would use the lux to determine which light is right
    I guess,...
  20. Knowing how to determine how powerful of a light you need

    Wondering how cinematographers/gaffers know how powerful a light they need to be to pull of a certain scene or shot.
    Other than their experience, how would those less experienced know how powerful...
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    I ask them if they are charging GST beforehand....

    I ask them if they are charging GST beforehand. If not, then I only invoice for their daily rate.
    If they are, i'll add their GST to the invoice. Not everyone is making 30K a year as a freelancer or...
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    (Eric Coughlin) Cool, thanks. And thanks to...

    (Eric Coughlin)
    Cool, thanks.
    And thanks to everyone for your input.


    If I invoice the client at the end of the production and give them up to 30-days to pay the invoice (Net 30) then how does...
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    Yes, I charge GST (13%) for my services. But all...

    Yes, I charge GST (13%) for my services.
    But all of the contractors I have been hiring (as of lately) have not been charging GST. So when I was invoicing the client I included the taxes but excluded...
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    Invoicing Clients

    Sorry, this is a long message, but an important one

    I am working as a freelance cinematographer/videographer. I do a lot of mid-sized budgeted productions, sometimes larger gigs, sometimes smaller...
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    Im getting myself two new lights as well, and I'd...

    Im getting myself two new lights as well, and I'd recommend something similar according to your budget:

    Lupo dual Superpanel 60:
    Basically the largest, brightest led soft source I can get....
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